Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Susan Morton: playing the long game in research
24 June 2020
Professor Susan Morton is the principal investigator on New Zealand’s biggest longitudinal study – Growing Up in New Zealand. She says her path to becoming an academic was a circuitous one.
Health review leaves Pasifika out in the cold
23 June 2020
Opinion: Failure to address needs of Pacific people in the health and disability sector review is the final report's most important omission, writes Collin Tukuitonga.
Why are we seeing these new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand?
23 June 2020
Opinion: Anxiety is totally understandable, and there have been a few own goals. But what we’re seeing is no great surprise, and it’s no time to panic, writes Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles.
National food strategy needed to fix obesity epidemic
22 June 2020
A report led by public health researchers finds that the Government has made little progress on healthy food policies.
Health system changes no small task
19 June 2020
Opinion: Implementing recommendations from a major review of the health and disability system will require the Government “A” team, writes Dr Tim Tenbensel.
New Zealand: A nation grappling with its racist past
15 June 2020
Opinion: A country can best heal when it acknowledges past injustices, and New Zealand is no exception, writes Robert Bartholomew.
Time to clear the food swamp
11 June 2020
Fast food operator KFC has backed down in the face of vocal opposition in Otara. Boyd Swinburne applauds the community's action to improve the health of its people.
Excellence awards reflect vital role research plays
11 June 2020
Research Excellence Award winners exemplify success in bringing ideas to life for the public good.
No place for alcohol industry in classroom
10 June 2020
Opinion: Allowing the alcohol industry to fund education programmes in schools hides their less altruistic practices. Nicki Jackson and Rachael Dixon explain.
Gluckman medal awarded to leading scientist
9 June 2020
Professor Wayne Cutfield, an internationally renowned paediatric endocrinologist, is this year’s recipient of the Gluckman Medal for his outstanding contributions to research.
Armed police not what NZ needs
8 June 2020
Opinion: Further arming the NZ Police will likely escalate gun violence in a way that will disproportionately affect Māori and Pasifika, writes Collin Tukuitonga.
Global survey on Covid-19 launched in New Zealand
4 June 2020
New Zealand joins global survey to understand personal experience of Covid-19 isolation.